Nike Adventures with Auntie Nubs. On Monday, Auntie Nubs made the voyage out to the Nike Campus to join me for lunch. She always brings out the worst in me (probably because she isn’t my mom, so she thinks everything is funny). We had a total blast as always. Can I just say that Nike has the best cafeteria EVER?
The Doug Fir. This is the one hangout in Portland that never gets old. I met my friend Jason for drinks mind-week and by that point, I was a walking zombie. It’s pretty bad when you’re scheming how to stay awake…and decide that an Irish coffee might help. That’s the Jupiter Hotel above, which I am still dying to stay at!
Old School. I’ve been revisiting the classics lately including my Field Flowers cardigan, Dries Van Noten red boots and Tribute’s The Sidewalk Never Ends shirt. I just got a new white watch as well that you can sort of see in the photos. I’ll share the details in an upcoming post.
I apologize for the brief Week in Pictures and a slowdown in posting here on the blog. The last few weeks of corporate gigs combined with personal freelance clients has taken importance and as some big deadlines creep up over the next two weeks, blogging will continue to be on the slow side. I still love all of you! xoxo
Until Next Week,
• There really are no words. Fashion designer Alexander McQueen has committed suicide.
• Jason Santa Maria shares his list of recommended design books. I love how he set up the post, actually showing the stack of books versus just making a list.
• Heidi Montag is plastic surgery obsessed and Newsweek’s Eleven things that deeply disturb us about the reality star’s surgical transformation digs down to the root of the problem. Is it just me or does it seem odd that someone would pay big money to voluntarily get poked with needles and sliced open?
• In a similar vein, Newsweek’s Unattainable Beauty gallery is stuffed full of the decade’s most notable Photoshop disasters.
• And, Say ‘Cheese!’ And Now Say ‘Airbrush!’ focuses on the trend of retouching kid’s school photos. “It surprises me so much when a mom comes in and asks for retouching on a second-grader,” says Danielle Stephens, a production manager for Prestige Portraits, which has studios in nearly every state and starts its service at $6.
• I wish my closet looked like one of these. Le sigh.
• The 300&65 Ampersands is a blog celebrating the beauty of the ampersand and a new one is posted each day. Click the ampersand to go to the foundry’s page for the font or simply mouse-over to view the name. (thanks, brittany!)
• Fashionista discusses the state of New York Fashion Week: what’s the same, what’s different and what’s next.
• Yes, people really are snapping up Alexander McQueen’s infamous Armadillo boots. Okay, by ‘people,’ I mean Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness, but still. At upwards of $10,000.00 a pop and with a heel I even find completely unwalkable, they probably belong in a museum somewhere.
*Click Image to Download PDF Portfolio*
My graphic design portfolio for 2010 has finally been updated! It can be downloaded by clicking on the above image. There are a few projects that I had to leave out of the online version since they are client sensitive but I should be able to add them in over the next few months.
Most notably, I updated the branding throughout, trading in Helvetica and Bodoni for DIN and softening the black and white color scheme with a trio of grays.
The introduction page is solid type and lists some of my favorite things about design. It was included last year as well but was much more bold, with two darker grays.
I added in a page this year that lists some of my clients so that people can get a quick idea of who I’ve collaborated with.
I always start my book out with a page of logos. It’s a nice demonstration of the variety of companies I’ve paired up with since they cover photographers, record labels, bands and more.
The descriptions on each page are all done in DIN and correspond with the three color swatches listed above. I am still deciding whether to add in a serif typeface for the body text later on.
The biggest challenge when faced with creating a layout with multiple images is still making sure that there’s ample white space so that the work can breathe. And, if there’s only one or two images, it can also be difficult to create a layout that’s compelling. This year, I worked a lot more on creating visual interest throughout the pages.
I usually try to do a big portfolio update every six months and will have much more to add and change out at that point. Happy 2010!
I just received House Industries’ latest catalog in the mail and it was too good not to share with you. Get your very own copy here. You can view all of The Typofiles on Flickr here.
Just Do It. I had a super awesome week working with a design team out at Nike. By day four, I was itching to get my security badge and made the trek to the other side of the campus in the rain. I arrived only to be told that the badge making machine was broken. Major fail! The visitor passes continue pile up…
The campus. Totally amazing. Like a corporate version of Disneyland? Glass buildings, bridges, lakes, two gyms….speaking of the gyms, I visited both. People take their physical fitness really seriously. I admire them. After watching some intense workouts, I went and bought myself a latte.
The only way I can stay organized. Multiple Moleskines keep my life in check. Yes, it’s February already.
Welcome to my nightmare. My brother is always out of control. It’s all or nothing around here. His newest ‘project’ is driving me crazy.
Rain. It hasn’t seemed to stop all week. Hurry up, Summer!
Best hot chocolate ever. Albina Press never disappoints. I met my friend Leticia this weekend for talks of design and makeup. In that order.
Tunnel vision. Rush hour. Nightly drive home for the last week.
Life really does just keep getting better. I never could have imagined that everything I considered to be trying and difficult last year would work out in my favor this year.
Until Next Week,